From: TM MBEKI: PRESIDENT OF REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
To: B Mbete, MP: Speaker of theNational Assembly of the Republic of South Africa
26 October 2007
Dear Madam Speaker,
EMPLOYMENT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE FOR A SERVICE IN FULFILMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA TOWARDS THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
This serves to inform the National Assembly that I have authorised the employment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel to the Republic of Uganda, in fulfilment of the international obligations of the Republic of South Africa towards the Republic of Uganda. The SANDF members will be deployed to provide technical assistance in the destruction of explosives and ammunition in Uganda.
This employment is authorised in accordance with the provisions of section 201 (2)(c) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, read with section 93 of the Defence Act, 2002 (Act No. 42 of 2002).
A total of six (6) SANDF members will be employed for a maximum period of three weeks as soon all logistic and administrative arrangements have been completed.
The total estimated cost to be borne by the government of the Republic of South Africa for the deployment is R140, 992.
I will communicate this report to members of the National Council of Provinces and wish to request that you bring the contents hereof to the attention of the National Assembly.
Ms B Mbete, MP: Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of South Africa